here for several free beading patterns.
You see I learned how to bead by purchasing a beading tutorial from Marcie Abney on May 21'st 2011 That was this:
I made the pendent in the top right corner as my first piece ever. Being completely new to beading I did not have the required materials needed for it so I improvised. Where I live the only beading store we have is Hobby Lobby and I purchased all my mats from there.
|Very First Bead Woven Item|
Needless to say I was really happy with the way it turned out even though it really only favors the one made by Marcie because I did not have the correct materials. At the time I had no clue that cylinder beads were actually another name for Delicas so I just used regular size 11/0's since that is all that was available to me. And of course I used plain round 4mm's beads that I now know are dyed (ugh) and imperfect (see the dimple).
In a few months (May) will by my first anniversary with the little seed beads and I am very pleased with where I am today concerning my progress. Sometimes I even surprise myself with how well things turn out now. Don't get me wrong, I realize that I have a long long way to go before I master this, if it is ever able to be truly mastered. Because I am not completely comfortable on my own yet I almost always use some type of pattern for my work, But today I went outside my comfort zone and created a piece that is entirely mine in design! Yes it is simple, and yes it is using techniques that we all use but the composition of it is entirely my own and I have to admit that I am tickled pink.
I would love to show it to you but it is my piece for the 7000 bracelets for hope blog hop that I am participating in and the official reveal day is not until the 25th. So until then all I am going to show you is a sneak peak.
|7000 Bracelets for Hope Teaser|
Gosh I can't wait :)